The Government is making a database of primary schoolchildren.
The data [which will be shared with the department of Welfare and the HSE] will include medical and psychological assessments,religious and racial characteristics.
What could possibly go wrong?
Solicitor Simon McGarr writes:
This database, if leaked or misused, would compromise the identity security of every young person in the entire country. It would provide a treasure trove for blackmailers or identity thieves. It’s precisely because this sort of data is so red-hot radioactive that the Census data- the only collection comparable to this proposed datagrab- is given special legislative protections in the Statistics Act 1993.
Regrettably, it seems the Department of Education has not learned anything from the recent past.